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προεδρ-ία , Ion. -ιη, ,
A.privilege of the front seats at public games, in theatres, in the public assemblies, bestowed as an honour on distinguished foreigners, “ἀτελείη καὶ π.Hdt.1.54, 9.73, cf. Ar.Th. 834, X.Vect.3.4(pl.), Decr.Byz. ap. D.18.91; προεδρίην [ι_] ἐν ἀγῶσιν ἄροιτο Xenoph.2.7; on ambassadors, Aeschin.3.76; on citizens who had deserved well of their country, and (sometimes) on their descendants, Ar.Eq.575,702; freq. in Inscrr., “π. ἐν τῷ θεάτρῳIG22.1214.19, cf. SIG1003.13 (Priene, ii B.C.), etc.; “π. τῶν ἀγώνωνPl.Lg.881b; προεδρίαι ἐν ταῖς πανηγύρεσι ib.946e: hence, generally, authority,εἰσὶν ἐν π.Arist.Pol.1292a9; precedence, place,π. ἀπονέμεσθαί τινιHdn.1.8.4; “ἐκστῆναι τῆς π.Plu.2.535b: in pl., Arist.Rh.1361a35: metaph., “τὸν αὐλὸν εἰς τιμὴν καὶ π. ἄγοντεςPlu.Pel.19; προεδρίας ἐτυγχάνομεν we received attention, respectful treatment, PSI4.380.3 (iii B.C.), cf. Sammelb.5942.12 (iii B.C.); later, care,τῶν πραγμάτων πολλῆς π. δεομένωνBGU747 i 15(ii A.D.); “π. τῆς κοιλίηςAret.CD1.3.
2. in concrete sense, front seat, Δαρεῖον ἐν π. κατήμενον on a chair of state, Hdt.4.88; “ἐν τοῖσι ἀγῶσι π. ἐξαιρέτουςId.6.57; “ἐς τὴν π. πᾶς ἀνὴρ ὠστίζεταιAr.Ach.42: esp., at Athens, seats of the πρυτάνεις in the Ecclesia, “ π. τῶν πρυτάνεωνDin.2.13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 76
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 575
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 702
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 834
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 91
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.54
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.88
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.73
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.57
    • Plato, Laws, 946e
    • Plato, Laws, 881b
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 3.4
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 42
    • Aretaeus, De curatione diuturnorum morborum libri duo, 1.3
    • Plutarch, Pelopidas, 19
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